Postdoctoral Associate (engineering) — University of Pennsylvania

Cool postdoctoral opportunity in global health diagnostics from Professor David Issadore at University of Pennsylvania:

Hello FluidMEMS community,

For those of you who do not already know me, my name is Dave Issadore. I did my PhD at Harvard with Bob Westervelt (2009), did my post-doc with Ralph Weissleder at MGH (2009-2012), and am now at University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in Bioengineering and Electrical & Systems Engineering. I am searching for a talented, highly motivated engineer to join me as a post doc.

Our research focuses on developing new technologies for diagnosing disease. In this research area, microelectronics, microfluidics, and nanomaterials are integrated into miniaturized chip-based systems to detect molecular markers of disease. We have a strong collaboration with the Abramson Cancer Center on circulating tumor material detection and we have a strong collaboration with the Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) on TB detection in patients with HIV co-infections. Collaborations with a group in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and a hospital in Botswana may require some travel.

Here is a link to our group’s website if you would like to learn more:

If this sounds interesting to you, please feel free to contact me directly (



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  1. Hai Jiang
    Posted February 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi Professor Dave

    I am interested in this post doc position. I just graduated from University of Waterloo.

    I am wondering that if this position is still available.

  2. Earu Banoth
    Posted April 18, 2017 at 8:22 am | Permalink

    Hello Professor,

    I am interested in this Postdoc Position. I graduated from Indian Institute of Science, India.

    About Me: I am Banoth Earu, contacting from Optics and Microfluidics Instrumentation Lab at Dept. of Instrumentation and Applied Physics, Indian Institute of Science, India.

    Initially, I have worked on developing a novel hand-held diagnostic tool for biomedical applications using Opto and Microfluidics technology for single-cell analysis. I have also developed a unique system for assisting the chemical and morphological properties of biological cells simultaneously at single-cell level, which is used for characterization of the cells and implement the threshold in the developed prototype.

    I have the following capabilities:

    Optofluidics: Optofluidics is a technology that can be used for handling and interrogating (using light) micro/ nano/ picoliter fluids with embedded cell or molecular suspensions.

    Microfabrication: I have a good hands-on experience in designing and developing of microstructures using the conventional optical and soft lithographic techniques.

    Optics: My thesis work majorly involved in building the microscopy platforms, and measurement systems for single-cell analysis. I also have hands on experience in building holography set-ups for optical metrological applications and developing hand-held (Prototype) system for Bio-applications.

    I am quite comfortable with suspending single-cells in microfluidic chips which can be used for molecular level analysis in real-time.

    I am wondering that if the position is still available.

    I am ready to provide further details in this regard if you need.

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